What is Transit Anticipatory Bail?

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The Delhi High Court recently granted transit anticipatory bail to a person in an First Information Report (FIR) lodged against him by the Tamil Nadu police.

About Transit Anticipatory Bail:

  • A transit anticipatory bail is sought when a case against a person has been or is likely to be filed in a state different from the one in which the person is likely to be arrested.
  • The purpose of transit bail is to allow the person bail, so they can approach the appropriate court in the state in which the case has been filed for anticipatory bail.
  • In the absence of transit anticipatory bail, the result would be that another state’s police could arrest a person from their home state without them having the opportunity to apply for anticipatory bail at all.
  • The procedure to be followed in transit anticipatory bail is exactly the same as of any other anticipatory bail application
  • The concept of transit anticipatory bail is not codified in Indian law but has found its identity through judicial practice and legal precedents.


What is a Bail?

  • Bail is a judicial release of an accused person from custody on the condition that the accused person will appear in court at a later date.
  • Sections 436 to 439 of the Criminal Procedure Code deal with the concept of Bail.
  • Under the CrPC, bail can be granted to an accused person either by a police officer or by a judicial magistrate. 


What is an Anticipatory Bail?

  • It is the bail granted to a person in anticipation and apprehending arrest.
  • Under Section 438 of CrPC, any individual who discerns that he may be tried for a non-bailable offense can apply for anticipatory bail.
  • The application shall be made to the High Court or Sessions Court, where the crime is alleged to be committed.
  • Anticipatory Bail is bail before the arrest, and the police can't arrest an individual if the Court has granted anticipatory Bail.


Q1) What is an Interim bail?

Interim Bail is a temporary bail granted by the Court during the pendency of any application or until your Anticipatory Bail or Regular Bail application is pending before the Court. It will be granted on certain conditions that are needed to be met.

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